19 March 2021 | Reading 3 mins.

It’s all about ecosystem restoration

Illustration: Cristina Sanuy

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Ambika Vishwanath
Founder and Director, Kubernein Initiative and Transboundary Water Security and Diplomacy Specialist
Asya Al Marhubi
Communications Officer at REVOLVE and researcher with a background in environmental policy analysis and multi-sectoral partnership research.
Stuart Reigeluth
Founder of REVOLVE

Ambika Vishwanath, Founder and Director, Kubernein Initiative and Transboundary Water Security and Diplomacy Specialist

Asya Al Marhubi, Communications Officer at REVOLVE and researcher with a background in environmental policy analysis and multi-sectoral partnership research.

Stuart Reigeluth, Founder of REVOLVE

This year marks the beginning of the new UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), which follows on footsteps and efforts of the UN Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020). Having just begun the year, everyone is of course very excited about this theme and the prospects of contributing to the restoration of our ecosystems. Easier said than done. 

At REVOLVE, we are delving into finding out what ecosystems actually are, how they are defined and organized. We found that they are incredibly diverse, highly complex, and that the UN classifies them in 8 types including:

  • Farmlands 
  • Forests 
  • Freshwaters 
  • Grasslands, Shrublands and Savannahs 
  • Mountains 
  • Oceans and coasts 
  • Peatlands 
  • Urban areas 

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